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Ooh La La Dessert Boutique Celebrates A Decade—Also, How To Get Free Cupcakes

Posted: October 25, 2017 at 1:18 pm   /   Featured, Food Finds, Sweets

Ten years ago, Vanessa O’Donnell was a 25-year-old aspiring entrepreneur with a dream and a love of cupcakes. Now she oversees three locations of Ooh La La Dessert Boutique, turning out more than 80 types of goodies, including cheesecake, cookies, pies and the aforementioned cupcakes. “Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would […]

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The Ultimate List Of French Macarons In Houston—Updated

Posted: July 27, 2017 at 7:00 am   /   Bakeries, Featured, Food Finds, Sweets

Brightly colored, with just the right crunch that transcends into a pillowy softness, French macarons (not to be confused with the denser macaroons made mostly with coconut) are a beautiful dessert. Their bright colors and unexpected flavors naturally make them perfect for either dessert trays or a simple, guilt-free treat at the end of a […]

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Cool Off With These Shaved Ice Treats In Houston

Posted: May 25, 2017 at 3:57 pm   /   Sweets

Snow cones, raspas or shaved ice: No matter what you call these cool, sweet treats, they are the antidote to scorching Houston weather, and a must for the city’s long summer days. Here are some of the best around town. MAM’s, 1040 West Cavalcade: Known as “Houston’s original sno-ball stand,” MAM’s just opened its new […]

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Eat My Pralines

Houston Business “Eat My Pralines” Is Growing—One Sweet At A Time

Posted: March 15, 2017 at 4:24 pm   /   Sweets

We had to clear one issue up with Eat My Pralines owner Becca Reyenga right away: is it pronounced “pray-leens” or “praw-leens”? “It’s ‘praw-leens.’ That’s a conversation I have a lot!” she said. “Sometimes I say, ‘Do you want to try a praline?’ and people just look at me like they don’t know what I’m […]

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